Editor in Chief Jacqueline Terrebonne Debuts Galerie’s Inaugural Creative Minds Issue
Count me among the droves who’ve lately been flocking to Marrakech. Naturally, I fell in love with every detail at the Jacques Garcia–designed La Mamounia and was blown away by Majorelle Garden. But despite all the Instagrammable moments, nothing proved more inspiring than a quiet lunch at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum’s sun-filled café, Le Studio, with museum director (and landscape designer) Madison Cox and creative multihyphenate Jaimal Odedra.
Madison shared plans for the foundation’s no-fee exhibition space—which is currently hosting a Brice Marden show—and talked about the benefits of free access to the community. In turn, Jaimal discussed saving regional craftsmanship by utilizing Moroccan artisans and detailed his own show of portraits of people from Morocco and India, which was opening in a few days. I left filled with ideas as well as the most exquisite pissaladière, a savory Provençal tart.
It’s those kinds of conversations about ingenuity and originality that inspired our very first Creative Minds issue, which celebrates visionaries who are reinventing the limits of their fields. For this special portfolio, Galerie’s editorial director, Lisa Fayne Cohen, and our team of editors culled a group of 36 incredible talents from the worlds of art, architecture, fashion, design, winemaking, and more.
Of course, Jaimal made the list—as did artist Derek Fordjour, curator Roya Sachs, and jewelry designer Silvia Furmanovich, to name just a few. Meet them all starting in the issue, then take an even deeper dive with incredible extra content here and on our Instagram, @galeriemagazine.
The parade of virtuosos extends throughout every page of this issue. We stop by the multimedia artist Bosco Sodi’s sprawling studio as well as the cozy atelier of trending talent Raúl de Nieves. Plus, there are extraordinary homes conceived by Jacques Grange, William T. Georgis and Ilya Mirgorodsky, Lee Ledbetter, and Isabel López-Quesada, who all add their unique viewpoint to any space they devise.
Also, I’m thrilled to announce the new book I wrote with another fabulous designer, Jeffrey Bilhuber. Filled with dazzling spaces and tips on how to create them, Everyday Decorating (Rizzoli), out this spring, is chockablock with inspiration. Because what more do any of us want than to have someone unleash our creativity within?
A version of this article first appeared in print in our 2019 Spring Issue in the section called Letter From The Editor. Subscribe to the magazine.